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century, maybe 22nd century. >> she is an amazing actress and i feel she is thankful for everything she has and she does. >> all right. bob barnard reporting. plenty straight ahead on had friday morning. we'll take a look at a wet forecast, your traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news begins now. we'll start you off at 5:00 with a live look at the oxon hill cam. we do have fog in some spots and the roads are wet. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's check in with tony perkins and say good morning to him. >> good morning to you. fog is part of the story this morning as far as our weather goes. not seeing as much here in the washington area.
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no fog advisory or anything but some dense fog in some areas. we had some rain showers since yesterday afternoon, last night. not a lot happening right here in d.c. now but it is on the way. you can see it just out to the west including some areas of heavy rain. some of our northern viewers are likely to get some of that. out to the west, they are likely to get that as well. you can see the motion of this system. that is going to be coming through. before the cold front gets here, our temperatures will warm up quite nicely and then the cold front comes through. it gets quite windy and temperatures begin to drop later on today. right now, reagan national airport reporting a temperature of 46 degrees. relative humidity, 89%. the wind are currently out of the south at seven miles per hour. we have a high wind warning that goes into effect at 2:00. at 11:00, it is a wind advisory. these winds could gust up to 40, 50, 60 miles per hour
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today, believe are to not. you want to be aware of that. look for a high around 60. i'll have more detail on all of that for you coming up throughout the show. >> a lot of windy days lately. >> yeah, yeah. >> let's check in with julie wright to say good morning her. >> looking pretty good out on the roads. we are feeling with wet pavement. but overall, not a bad commute out there on the highway. southbound along 270, lanes are open coming in out of germantown as you work your way southbound coming down towards mva and no incidents have been reported. traffic volume moving at speed off of 355 and 270. no problems to report at route 5 and the # 01 split coming in out of brandy wine. -- and the 201 split coming in out of brandywine. 66 as you come inbound leaving fair oaks towards the beltway, still at speed headed in towards vienna.
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that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. now to the continuing unrest in libya. there are reports this morning of more clashes around the capital as colonel moammar ghadafi is apparently losing more control of the country. we are hearing that tanks are ringing tripoli. ghadafi made another public address yesterday blaming osama bin laden and al-qaeda for fueling the uprising by spiking coffee at mosques with drugs. the heaviest fighting is in cities in western libya. oil prices rose sharply earlier this weeks athe v iolence -- as the violence in libya continues. sherry ly is live in bethesda. $61 to fill up my tank yesterday. >> reporter: people already complaining about the high price of gas around here. we have $3.30 a gallon and it is only going to get worse. prices of oil hit more than $100 a barrel yesterday for only the second time in
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history. and with the violent protests in libya and across the middle east and north africa, eight countries in the world's biggest oil-producing region are facing political unrest. that unrest is causing instability in the oil markets, production out of libya is down although not as much as expected after hitting $103 a barrel yesterday. oil prices did settle back down at around $98. if the turmoil spreads for the world's largest oil producer, gas prices could spike even higher which would hit u.s. drivers and could harm the u.s. economy. >> it costs companies more to make goods. it costs them more to transport them. you are looking at the trucking industry, the airline industry. some experts say expect $5 a gallon by late spring, early summer. all of this being triggered by the chaos in libya and the concerns that it will spread from north africa. >> we are already seeing some shipments being cut down from coming out of libya. that is certainly reducing supply and it is only going to
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increase the price of oil. >> reporter: saudi arabia has said that it will increase oil production to make up for that shortfall coming out of libya. as of today, oil prices are up about 15% from a week ago. gas prices nationwide now averaging $3.23 a gallon according to aaa and last year, at this time, we were paying about a dollar less per gallon. now, to find the cheapest gas prices around you, we are going to help you out. you can go it our web site, myfoxdc.com. you can search by city, by state, by zip code and we'll show you where the cheapest gas is near you. that is the latest here in bethesda. back to you. maryland is one step closer to becoming next state to legalize gay marriage. saturday senators voted yesterday 25-21 to approve a bill that would grant same-sex couples full marriage rights
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that. bill is now headed to the house of delegates. debate on that measure begins today. overnight, there was major action in wisconsin where lawmaker are considering that controversial bill to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights. the wisconsin assembly abruptly passed the measure early this morning. the vote came at the end of three days of debate. despite passage in the assembly, the hang-up continues to be in the wisconsin senate. democratic senators remain out of the state so no vote can take place. twenty-five years in prison is how much time a northern virginia man will spend behind bars for supporting terrorists. prosecutors say daiquiri -- zachary chesser supported online terrorists. the maryland contractor jailed on suspicion of spying will go on trial in cuba march
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4th. cuban prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison term for alan gross. his family says he was distributing communication equipment to the island's jewish community when he was arrested. cuba says he was part of a multimillion-dollar plan to destabilize the government. a tip from a chemical supplier has handed a saudi terror suspect in jail in texas. the 20-year-old has an appointment with a judge this morning. the feds say he kept a personal journal of his plans. the deadly scene at a rain- swollen creek. new developments in a frantic search for missing children. >> you want to let me go, then let me go. don't tell me nothing that is not true. my background and my record speaks for itself. >> a former member of vince gray's administering --
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administration is brought to tears. we'll have more on this when we come back. tr rtiontui
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drama in the district as a member of vince gray's administration is fired. sulaimon brown was let go, told by the man who hired him that he wasn't a good fit.
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brown was then escorted out of the building by police. the director appointed brown as a special assistant with the agency. some called into question brown's qualify indications and background. mayor gray discussed this wednesday during a news conference. >> he is an auditor. he has a become ground as an accountant. he is qualified to do that work, mark. and it has no -- what he did on the campaign has no relationship to this. what he did on the campaign what what he decided to do. i didn't ask him to do that nor did i encourage him to do it. >> mayor gray says he stands behind the director's leadership and the decision he made. brown is on administrative leave with pay until march 11th. brown had a 1991 gun charge and also a 2007 restraining order that allegedly involved stalking a 13-year-old girl. making headline elsewhere, tragedy in western kentucky after four amish children were swept away in a rain-swollen
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creek. early this morn, three of the bodies were found. the other remained missing. the mother and her six children were trying to cross the road over the creek when their horse- drawn buggy was overturned throwing them into the water. coming up on fox 5 morning news, in just about 15 minutes, michael jackson's sister rebbie jackson sat down with a one on one interview with our own shawn yancy. this car is just one of the items stolen from a dialysis patient here in montgomery county. wait until you find out who the alleged thieves are. coming up, we'll tell you about today's weather. it will be a windy one today. we have more rain on tap as well. i'll have the details and julie wright will tell you what is happening on the area roadways. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. when water doesn't dry, it can leave spots and film.
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we take a look. you can just see how foggy it
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is out there this morning. there is some standing water on the roadways. be extra careful as you head out to work or wherever you may be headed. temperatures not a problem though. in the mid-40s in most places. take a look at. this our first fox 5 morning news super fan. this is pam braxton. she wrote and recorded a song about our show and she will come to the show to perform it for us. pam says she added some new lines to it. she and her family will be with us during our 8:00 hour. >> if you would like a chance to ask i -- like a chance to be a super fan, e-mail your video, pictures, posters, anything to us. >> she will be hard to top. >> she was good. >> we'll show you where the precipitation is right now. it is off it our west. we are not done with the rain
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quite yet. more rain moving in. as you can see, we have more rain moving into the metropolitan area. there is d.c. right there. a little bit of rain working its way in here. i mentioned front royal earlier. you are get something raining through a few spots of heavy rain. i wouldn't be shocked if there are some thunderstorms that come through at some point with some of this precipitation that make its way through here today. portions of western maryland, western porks of virginia in under the rain now and this is all tracking to the east- northeast so we'll keep our eyes on it during the course of the morning but more rain is obviously on the way. temperatures as we go to the graphics. we want to show you where we are. relatively mild really. 46degrees in washington. 49 in fredericksburg. baltimore at 42 degrees. patuxent naval air station, 53. but we have some 30s off to the north and west. frederick, 36. hagerstown, 34. winds, we'll be keeping our eyes on the wind today.
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right now, they are okay. five mile per hour winds. these are your sustained winds. five miles per hour in washington. calm up to the north but later on these winds will pick up. they will shift to out of the west-northwest and they will be very gusty. because of that, we have a wind advisory that goes into effect at 11:00 this morning. then at 2:00, it's high wind warning. we could see wind gust up to 40, 50, even # 0 miles per hour. the strongest winds out to the west but even here in the washington area, there certainly is an expectation that we will see very gusty winds that are likely to bring down some power lines and the like so it could be a rather dicey afternoon. -- we could see wind gusts up to 40, 50, even 60 miles per hour. your high today 61 degrees. when the cold front comes through and the wind pick up, it will start bringing in cooler air and our temperatures will drop. for tonight, another cold night. partly cloudy. much colder than it was last night. the low around 30 degrees. still breezy, not quite the gusty wind but still breezy.
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five-day forecast, we'll he show you the weekend. weekend weekend is not bad. tomorrow, a cool day. 47-degree, not far from our normal high of 49. increasing clouds on sunday. temperatures in the mid-50s. we are back into the 60s on monday with more showers. tuesday, sunny but back down to 50 degrees. up and down, up and down again. there you go. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's get an update on traffic from julie wright. >> on the roads this morning, one hitch in our get along if you are traveling southbound along i-95 in virginia. the accident activity as you continue to work your way southbound out of dale city. the lane are open once again. no problems to report out of stafford headed in towards woodbridge. southbound 270 on wet pavement. wipers are working overtime this morning. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> we continue to monitor metro this morning. a metro access driver now under arrest accused of stealing from a medically disabled passenger
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in his vehicle. police say he didn't work alone. karen gray houston has the story. she talk with the victim who only wanted to be identified as victor. >> reporter: metro access is a door to door transit service for people with disabilities that make it difficult for them to get around. two week ago, victor had no idea what was in store when he got his normal ride from montgomery village to a dialysis clinic in bethesda. >> around 5:25 in the morning, i got a phone call from the metro access driver and he told me that he was outside. he was trying to find my apartment. >> reporter: nothing too abnormal about the ride to the clinic. but when it was time to leave, victor couldn't fine his keys. >> i started thinking. i said i must have left them in the truck. i know i did. i remember putting them on the floor. >> reporter: he called the metro access driver who said he didn't see them but when victor arrived at home he found his apartment had been ransacked. >> i note id that my closet
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door was wide open and some of the things i keep in that closet was on the floor. >> he is missing money orders it pay his bills, two flat serena screen tvs and clothing among other things. >> this was overflowed with watches and this had a lot of jewelry in it. >> reporter: his chevy impala was gone. but montgomery county police say some alert park police officers found the car a short time later. they pulled it over in the district because the registration had expired and found out the driver was erik west. >> these officers tried to pull the vehicle over. the vehicle will not stop first. and then whether it does, they run the plates and realize the driver is driving a stolen vehicle. >> they chased him down and he was wearing this coat. >> reporter: later, detectives talked to the metro access driver and determined his vehicle had been parked near victor's home during the time of the burglary. >> i was so mad and frustrated
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and felt violated that i just got? things and packed up to leave. >> a spokesman for metro says james williams is not a metro employee. he is a contract employee for metro access. currently, he is on administrative leave pending the outcome of this case. plenty ahead this morning including the first lady serenaded at the white house. this is dedicated from -- >> this is dedicated from the president to michelle. we'll have mother from michael jackson's sister, rebbie jackson. ♪ [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. bee happy. bee healthy.
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bridge the nation's racial divide. michael jackson's sister rebbie jackson is in town. >> it is part of the rebbie jackson pick up the phone 2011 suicide prevention tour. she sat down with sunshine slowdown yancy. >> this has to be a huge struggle. it is constantly in the news. just today, it was p reported there is more wrangling over when the trial will be but right now the doctor also good in the michael's death is set to go to trial next month. do you think your brother was murdered? >> yes, i do. my feeling of that, i really want to seeious take place. it is very important to me and i'm sure the rhett of my family. as a result, i'll be going as much as i can to the court. and again, just saying yes, i do believe he was murdered and i want to see justice take place. >> we were talking a while ago and you said you think you
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believe the last song michael recorded with a family member was with you and the folk on facebook want to know when are you going to release that? >> the song was on an album, the last album you did a while ago but it was never released as a single. the album didn't get that much attention. so i'm thinking seriously -- in fact, i will be re-releasing the song again. it is called fly away. >> wonderful. people ask, you have graceland for elvis. are there any plans in the works to take neverland, or do something as a museum in michael's memory. >> this some things they are working on. i don't know the details of it. >> there is a wii game called the michael jackson experience. they wanted me to ask have you ever played that before. >> no, i have not. i heard of it and seen it on tv. >> are there any plans in the work for a reunion with getting the family together and sort of
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maybe singing songs as a tribute to michael. >> that question is asked so many times. would be nice. maybe might happen in the future. i don't know. we have much more straight ahead on fox 5 today including the soree sherry is following and that is -- the story sherry is following and that is those darned gas prices. >> reporter: anyone who has gone to fill up their car lately knows the pain at the pump. we'll tell you how high the prices might go coming up. to get fresh-baked rich, indulgent chocolaty brownies you don't have to open your oven... just the refrigerator. ready-to-eat pillsbury sweet moments. find them in the refrigerated section of your store. with cinnabon cinnamon have such a sweet and delicious aroma that my family can't wait to get their hands on them. enjoy cinnabon cinnamon... now in all pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
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it's wet, mild, foggy start to this friday morning there. you go. that is kind of what it looks like out there this morning. >> where is that shot from? >> tower cam. >> right here in northwest washington see something fog now. that is new. we do know we have some patchy fog in places, particularly off to the north and west where we have more of the snowpack from earlier in the week. you do want to be aware. we will show you was going on out there. rain beginning to spread through portions of the viewing area. particularly out to the west but it is making its presence known and now moving in over the washington area as well. we will continue to see morning rain showers. a couple of spots of heavy rain have passed by up to the north.
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so a few more rain showers and then there is another batch right back there. you see all that. we got to get through this before we start to dry out later today. i think during the afternoon that process will begin. can't rule out a thunderstorm or two popping up here. all that snow remains to the north. we will not be dealing with that. current conditions reported at reagan national, 46 degrees. relative humidity, 93%. we are talking about the fog and moisture in the air. wind are out of the south at six miles per hour. winds will pick up dramatically and they will be a factor today. they could gust up to 40, 50, even 60 miles per hour in parts of the viewing area. there is a high wind warning that goes into effect this affect. your forecast for today early rain and becoming partly sunny and very windy. high today about 61 degrees. this is one of those highs that will happen relatively early, probably early in the afternoon and it will be 61 for 20 minutes and then the temperature will start to drop. >> try to find those 20 minutes and enjoy the moment.
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>> did you mother nature know that march doesn't officially begin until the middle of next week. >> march is getting an early start. >> march is marching on. we're hoping to get warmer weather. >> you said warmer weather. i actually perked up. >> it doesn't sound like it. >> we got it all happening. if you are traveling along 270, the good news is that your lanes are open, no problems to report out toward the scales. the wipers are working overtime this morning. be patient. allow extra time on the roads. here is the crash southbound i- 95 out of dale city. accident activity. northbound, lanes are open out of stafford headed out towards the occoquan. traveling downtown new york avenue coming inbound at new jersey, lanes are open, no problems reported. stories making local headlines this morning, maryland is one step closer to becoming the next state to
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legalize gay marriage. state senators voted yesterday 25-21 to approve a bill that would grant same-sex couples full marriage rights. it is now headed to the house of delegates. debate on the measure begins later today. developing story this morning in the situation in libya. we are hearing of fresh clashes in and around the capital of tripoli. protesters are calling for a mass turnout after friday prayers later today. moammar ghadafi gave a third public address this week calling a television station from an unknown location. >> let me be clear. the change that is taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change opportunity represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as one libyan said, we just
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want to be able to live like human beings. we just want to be able to live like human beings. it is the most basic of aspirations that is driving this change. >> the president spoke with leaders from britain and france yesterday about coordinating a response to the unrest in libya. the civil unrest in libya is causing havoc the energy markets. oil prices spiked earlier this week. for more, we turn to sherry ly live this morning at a shell station in bethesda. what are the gas prices like there. >> reporter: well, too high if a lot of people, i have to say. already, they are predicting that gas prices will hit $4 a gallon by memorial day and $5 by the summer. at these gas station here, you can see the price, $3.30 a gallon. with the unrest in libya, eight countries are now in political
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upheaval as violent protests continue across the middle east and north kafra. worries about oil sent prices to $103 a barrel yesterday before finally settling just before $98. that translates to high are price at the pump. we haven't seen prices this high in two and a half years. the national average for gas is now at $3.23 a gallon. higher in the d.c. region. if the political unrest spreads to saudi arabia, the world appear biggest oil producer, we are looking at the worst case scenario. as gas prices climb, drivers and businesses worry just how high they will go. >> we budget $6,000 a month for our 17 vehicles. this is going to hit us very hard. >> if gas were to go up and stay up, i see that as a real concern. >> reporter: while production out of libya has gone down, there was a bit of good news yesterday. despite the protests there in libya, production has not gone down as much as had been expected. still, this situation remains very unstable and the continued
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crisis there in the middle east and north africa threatens to create chaos for drivers paying at the pump. now, if you would like to see the cheapest gas prices around, we've got it all for out with our web site, myfoxdc.com. go there. can you do a couch by city, by state, by zip code to find the best deal near you. -- you can do a search by city, by state, by zip code to find the best deal near you. a controversial billboard about abortion is taken down. coming up next, why some considered it racist. the pentagon makes a big decision on a huge contract t stands to affect folks here and across the country. we'll tax a closer look at that coming up -- we'll take a closer look at that coming up. stay with us. acege
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the air force has tried for nearly a decade to replace its aging fleet of eisenhower era tankers, the equivalent of a flying gas station. yesterday at the pentagon, the air force named its, quote, clear winner. fox's mary ann rafferty has more. >> reporter: it is one of the largest contracts in military history and it goes to boeing. the pentagon plunked down $35 bill wrong for new air force
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tankers. it is a deal to build more than 170 of them. >> we committed to a picked price contract structure that would deliver the air force a capable aircraft at the most competitive price. >> the defense department says the first days of the deal calls for delivery of 18 aircraft by 2017. the tankers let military aircraft refuel in flight so this can cover longer distances. the current generation is more than 40 years old. >> it is the oldest large fleet of jets in the world. without them, we can't get to places like afghanistan but we don't know how much longer they can safely be flown. >> boeing's contract closes a chapter in a controversial and tortured bidding contest and brings fresh disappointment for alabama, a losing bidder. >> a reaction almost like a death. it is just hard to describe. when everyone thought that we were going to win. >> reporter: the news by the air force has the potential to
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create tens of thousands of jobs mostly in washington state and in kansas. a controversial anti- abortion billboard in new york city has now been taken down. the at read, the most dangerous place for an african-american is in the womb. it was put up by a pro-life group called life always. a spokesperson said they wanted to draw attention to their efforts in minority communities. but many called the billboard racist and offensive. a group of young girl scouts is taken down to the police station. why an officer didn't want that group selling cookies. that is coming up at 6:00 this morning. the. we are in for a very windy friday. tony is back with today's forecast and the weekend weather. very foggy out there as well. that is a view from tower cam. can you just barely see some cars moving down on that street. way below. we'll have the forecast coming up next. it is 5:42.
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this is a live look at traffic there. that is a view from our oxon hill camera. you are dealing with wet roads out there and fog in many areas but the temperature are mild. we may be dealing with rain today but no problems for the shuttle discovery yesterday. take a look. >> booster ignition and the
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final liftoff of discovery, a tribute to the dedication, hard work -- >> it was a picture perfect liftoff for the discovery's final flight. it blasted off after a a district attorney lay of nearly four months for fuel tank repairs. >> when it returns, discovery will go on display at a museum. still get a chance to see it up close. >> i know. we were talking earlier about how it is just incredible and always exciting to see it no matter how many times you see the liftoff. >> one of the space shuttle iss -- is at the air and space museum. you know it is big but then you walk up to it. it is really something to see. good for them. hope the mission goes well. here at home, we are dealing with a couple of things. i think you mentioned fog. we are showing that from our tower cam. we have some dense fog. tucker was -- we were just talking. he was pointing out to won't
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last long. we have the rains that are going to come through and when the wind pick up being that will push a lot of that out of here. we'll show you where the rain is falling right now. it is mainly light to moderate rain falling across portions of the viewing area and we'll expect to see the showers come through during the course of the morning possibly into the early afternoon but we think mainly in the morning. there is your rainfall now and it is out to our west but it is headed into the district. we are starting to get some height showers now in washington. reston, you've got rain. manassas, i'll patch of heavy rain there. -- a little patch of heavy rain there. let's pull out and we can show you across -- actually want to go to our future cast to show you what we expect to see through the course of the day. there you go. this is what is happening this morning with the rainfall. up to the north, well to the north, snow, we'll not deal with anything like that. rain coming through during the course of these morning hours. then, as we get towards the afternoon, it starts to break up. still some showers here and there.
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still some clouds. those winds pick up as well as that frontal boundary comes through. winds will come to us out of the west-northwest. they will be very strong. gusting up to maybe 50, 60 miles per hour. because of that, we have a wind advisory that goes into effect at 11:00 this morning and a high wind warning that take over at 2:00 this afternoon and goes until 7:00 p.m. again because of the gusts expected to be up to 60 miles cross the region. take a look at the current temperatures and we can show you where we are now. relatively mild, 46 degrees and it is going to be a nice day temperature-wise although our temperatures will start dropping in the afternoon. 4 # degrees new in gaithersburg. 45 in annapolis. -- 43 degrees now in gaithersburg. the forecast look like this. we told you about the high wind warnings, morning rains eventually becoming partly sunny later today but very windy. high, 61 degrees. we get there and then the
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temperature start to drop behind that cold front. the overnight low about 30 degrees. partly cloudy skies, still breezy. weekend is okay. tomorrow, a mix of clouds and sun. 47degrees. sunday, increasing clouds, 55 degrees. monday, back into the 60s but with showers again and then tuesday back down to 50. that is a quick loothe weather. now, let's get more on the morning rush hour traffic. >> that's all you got? >> that's all i got, baby. >> we'll take you back on all this mess. you are talking about weather. we have road spray kicking up in our face a little bit of fog out there so watch out. southbound i-95, the remains of the accident activity off the road to the shoulder. northbound is still in good shape. traffic behaving nicely out of dale city. now receiving word a crash near the center point parkway tying up the right side of the highway. coming inbound along 66, no problems to report leaving manassas approaching 123. checking for a stalled car reported in the highway. the top side outer loop as you work your way around from 95 trying to get past university
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boulevard, lanes are open but wet pavement, allow extra time out there on the roads. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> it is 5:49 right now. several moves in the nba. steve spurrier looking a bit different these days. joining us now, the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan. you got your spurrier workouts going on. >> if i did, i would weigh 50 pounds more. >> that picture we saw yesterday was shocking to say the least. >> the thing is that we had just soon a photo last year of him working out with a bunch of his guys. >> we got them both up on the screen now. we got one from a few months ago with the workout and the one from the nascar race last weekend. >> but to defend him, he is in his 60s. >> but he looked so good just a few months ago. >> you know how easy it is for us to let ourselves go in like a month from thanksgiving to like christmas, can you let yourself go.
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>> this is like a monday to friday picture for me right here. doesn't even take a month. >> if you let yourself go like that, why are you hanging around shortless with a cars dangling out of your hand. >> i did mention it was a nascar race. >> all i know, medifast. you have a couple of these each day. >> oh, my goodness. >> the thing is he got the number one recruit in the country. >> maybe he just doesn't care because of that. speaking of beefing up, a lot of teams in the nba trying to beef up their rosters these days. a lot of trades at the last minute. >> i think a win are is oklahoma city thunder. they improved the front court by getting perkins from the celtics. not sure what the celtic are -- what the celtics are doing in this deal. they deal one of their biggest.
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>> did you hear what perkins' reaction was? >> he started crying when they traded him. >> i guess they have confidence that shaquille o'neal will be the big guy for them. >> i wouldn't have confidence in that. >> do you want his playing at more than 25 minutes a night at his advanced age. >> i guess not. >> i guess they want to get smaller and younger and more versatile and it is a very interesting trade. >> here is my biggest loser. can you imagine being baron davis going from los angeles and your home, throwing up alley oops and now you got to get shipped off to cleveland. >> typically, when you get traded from the clippers, it is a win. >> he would have loved it last year. he is owed i believe $28 million the income to seasons
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i'll stay in cleveland for $28 million. >> he is like steve spurrier. he is getting big and fat. >> it doesn't matter. he's a loser anyway. he didn't win in l.a. he won't win in cleveland. >> stephen strasburg, do you think he will be on the mound this year? >> i don't know if i would push it. i would just be ready for 2012. >> i think they will tease us with a little bit of action. >> i think we will see him in september. >> we have lady gaga concerts to talk about so we'll leave it there. i'm sure that is big on your agenda as well. >> can you talk about lady gaga for five minutes. >> you do gaga. we'll do charlie sheen. now, that is a good topic.
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>> i might have to switch over. i'll keep you in one ear. the little monsters were out last night at verizon center last night. here you go. talking about fans of lady gaga, of course. her big performance last night at verizon center. our fox 5 cameras were there too. we'll show you more coming up next. u
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our facebook fan of the day today is lisa kelly greer. she is from culpeper, virginia and she says this is her last chance to be the fan of the day because she is moving to north carolina tomorrow. we'll miss you. can you still watch fox 5 morning news. can you still watch fox 5 morning news. can you still catch news north carolina. >> thank you for being with us this morning. big night for music fans last might in d.c. lady gaga fans back in town. she also played the verizon center back in september. here is some video from that show. gaga's latest single called born this with way.
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>> don't take her thatserious.. that is my thing. >> lady gaga assumed her persona about four years ago. >> we'll be back with more after this. e
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